Hundreds of people were evacuated because of the fires in the States of California and Oregon
NEW YORK, August 20. /TASS/. Hundreds of people were evacuated on 19 August due to large wildfires raging across the Western States of the USA. This was reported by the Associated Press (AP).
According to him, about 600 residents of the city of Sisters in Oregon left their homes. The authorities also ordered to be ready to evacuate at any minute approximately 1 thousand people. The fire near Sisters broke out last week and got close to the city. Homes and buildings the fire has not caused damage.
Authorities say, the weather is not favorable for fighting fires. In the coming days, forecasters predict the region of strong winds that would contribute to the spread of fire.
In California, authorities ordered the evacuation of residents of the village of Wawona located on the territory of Yosemite national Park. The exact number of evacuees is not known, however, the population of Wawona along with tourists almost any time of the year exceeds 1 thousand people. Fire approaching this locality, occurred last week. According to the authorities, it managed to contain so far only 10%.
On Thursday it was reported that in Western Montana due to wildfires authorities announced the evacuation of residents more than 750 households.